China's bungled drone display breaks world record

China's bungled drone display breaks world record

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOfficial footage shows successful drone formations during the record-breaking flight A Chinese company has broken the Guinness World Record for the most drones flown simultaneously, despite them failing to coordinate for a light show. EHang’s fleet of 1,374 drones was programmed to fly in set patterns, but […]

Calgary police: Body behind women's toilet wall 'accidental'

Calgary police: Body behind women's toilet wall 'accidental'

Image copyright Brian Woychuk Image caption The Core shopping centre in Calgary, where the death happened Canadian police have ruled out foul play after a man’s body was found behind the wall of a women’s public toilet in the province of Alberta. Authorities say the man was alone when he entered the restroom in a […]

Germany's SPD finance chief defends military budget

Germany's SPD finance chief defends military budget

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s finance minister, has defended his budget against criticism from the defence ministry, insisting that military expenditure will have a “massive increase” in coming years. The spending row, which pits Mr Scholz, a Social Democrat, against Ursula von der Leyen, the Christian Democrat defence minister, is proving to be an early test of […]

An Exoplanet First! Helium Spotted on Bizarre Comet-Like World

An Exoplanet First! Helium Spotted on Bizarre Comet-Like World

Understanding the weather on alien planets just got a little less complicated.  For the first time, astronomers have detected helium in the atmosphere of an alien world, a new study reports. The discovery shows that it’s possible to probe the air of at least some exoplanets without launching a new space telescope dedicated to this endeavor, […]

Californians warned about risk from British Columbia oysters

Californians warned about risk from British Columbia oysters

by Associated Press by Associated Press May 2 at 4:26 PM SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California health officials say about 100 people statewide have contracted norovirus in the past week after eating raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. The state Department of Health issued a warning Wednesday about the possible risk of illness from consuming oysters […]

Cobra Kai Is a Clever, Reverent Update to The Karate Kid

Cobra Kai Is a Clever, Reverent Update to The Karate Kid

Technically, The Karate Kid is a film franchise, one that consists of four movies and a 2010 remake. But with all due respect to Jaden Smith, Hilary Swank, and to Peter Cetera’s “The Glory of Love,” it’s the first 1984 feature — the one that introduced us to Daniel LaRusso, his karate mentor Mr. Miyagi, […]

How Eric Reid Can Win His Collusion Grievance Against the NFL … and How the NFL Can Win

How Eric Reid Can Win His Collusion Grievance Against the NFL … and How the NFL Can Win

First it was Colin Kaepernick. Now it is Kaepernick’s former San Francisco 49ers teammate, safety Eric Reid. On Wednesday, the NFLPA confirmed a report by ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the 26-year-old Reid—who joined Kaepernick in kneeling during the National Anthem—has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL. Los Angeles attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, […]

Vilified Cambridge Analytica Suspends Operations, Files For Bankruptcy

Vilified Cambridge Analytica Suspends Operations, Files For Bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica, the controversial sophisticated audience data-targeting firm that helped Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, this morning filed for insolvency in the U.K. “The company is immediately ceasing all operations,” the London-based company said in a statement, adding that “parallel bankruptcy proceedings” would soon begin on behalf of the company and its U.S. affiliates in the […]

Amazon Pauses Seattle Expansion While City Debates New Taxes

Amazon Pauses Seattle Expansion While City Debates New Taxes

Amazon.com Inc. said it’s pausing construction planning on a new office tower in Seattle pending the outcome of a city council vote on a new tax on employees. The company also said it’s considering subleasing office space it has already leased in another downtown corporate high rise under construction. The Seattle city council has been […]

Iowa football recruiting vies to overcome school's lack of agronomy degree

Iowa football recruiting vies to overcome school's lack of agronomy degree

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nathan Bazata grew up on a farm outside of Howells, Neb., and planned to farm once his football career concluded. When he was recruited by Iowa, Bazata assumed the university had an agronomy program. Bazata quickly found out he was wrong. “At first I wanted to actually major in agronomy, but […]